Fact Check By: Craig Jones, Newswise
Germs are not a real thing. I can't see them, therefore they are not real.Claim Publisher and Date: Fox & Friends on 2019-02-10
On Sunday morning's episode of Fox & Friends, Host Pete Hegseth said " I don't think I've washed my hands for 10 years." He later on said "Germs are not a real thing. I can't see them, therefore they are not real."
The Centers of Disease Control and Prevention says that washing hands with soap and water could reduce diarrheal disease-associated deaths by up to 50%.1
Dr. Paul Coletta, an internal medicine specialist at University Hospitals says, “The best way to reduce your chances of catching a cold is to keep your hands clean and limit contact with people who have a cold."2